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Where the Short Grass Grows

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258396
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0006
Where the Short Grass Grows

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This chapter discusses the wild grazers on the Serengeti Plain. These animals—wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, buffalo, and other grazers have been documented to illustrate an interesting phenomenon about such grazing animals: most prefer short grass over the taller grass nearby. Both the migratory millions and the resident grazers usually prefer to feed in the sites where grass seldom grows higher than a few inches. They return to the same shortgrass swards year after year.

Keywords: wild grazers; grazers; Serengati Plain; wildebeest; zebras; gazelles; buffalo

Chapter.  2151 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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